The importance of Strong Glutes – avoid back injuries!

 

Strong glutes not only give you firm booty, but they decrease the risk of lower back, knee and groin injury!

Did you know that having strong glute muscles could decrease the risk of lower back, knee and groin injury?

In the Stay Strong Fitness Plan Part 3, The Strong Stuff, we have specifically included 13 different glute/leg exercises that will help you build strength and add muscle to your glutes and legs. The progressive exercise plan is perfect for beginners who really don’t know where to start, as well as more intermediate ladies keen to take their workouts to the next level. The SSM Fitness Plan includes have a detailed description of each exercise, with technique demonstration photos.

 

We know how important it is for us mums to have strong back. We do so much lifting, carrying and bending over on a day-to-day basis and last thing we need is a weak or painful back, that leaves us walking around in pain or in some cases, bedridden.

 

In the Stay strong Mummy Fitness Plan, we recommend to do at least 3 workouts a week. However, we understand that this is sometimes not always achievable in our busy ‘mummy’ world. And, that’s totally OK!

We know how important it is for us mums to have strong back. We do so much lifting, carrying and bending over on a day-to-day basis and last thing we need is a weak or painful back, that leaves us walking around in pain or in some cases, bedridden.

Try to aim for at least 1 workout, and be sure to include compound (one movement) and multi-joint exercises using weights. These can include:

 

Our favourites are

  • Squats
  • Deadlifts (straight leg and bent leg)
  • Lunges
  • Step-ups
  • These exercises can mimic everyday real life functional movements and in return help us improve our mobility and lessen our risk of injury.

 

Head over to our deadlift guide which includes a new Stay Strong Mummy Workout!